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Starting a blog: the basics
First, here are some links to start with:http://blog.lib.umn.edu/uthink/about.phtmlhttps://wiki.umn.edu/twiki/bin/view/UThink/WebHomehttp://blog.lib.umn.edu/heinz062/uthink-forumCreating a blogGo to http://blog.lib.umn.eduIn your toolbar, under the Create menu, choose Blog. Create > BlogBlog name = your choiceTemplate set = you should choose Classic Blog template. It has the simplest interface and...
Using Posterous to post from an iPad to UThink
I was recently asked how someone could use an iPad to easily upload photos to UThink. My answer: PosterousSetup First, you'll need your Web Services Password. Log into UThink, then in the right corner, look for "Hi [your name]". Choose...
Can I use PHP code in my blog?
Yes. Our PHP preprocessor version is 5.1.6. But first, you must do two things: Change your index templates' output file extensions to *.php Change your archive templates' default file extension Log into UThink and select your blog from the dashboard...
What you should know about uploading videos to your blog
What you should know about uploading videos to your blog -videos can be saved in UThink (Create > Upload File), or kept on Media Mill. Media Mill gives you a way to automatically push a video directly into a new...
Is it possible to create a new post by email?
Yes! You can use a third-party service called Posterous. This does involve giving a third-party service a password to create entries on your blog. I have instructions on how to set up Posterous to auto-post here: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/heinz062/uthink-forum/2011/04/how-can-i-auto-post-to-uthink-using-posterous.html The design of...
Adding a Facebook Like button to your entries
With a Facebook Like Button, your readers can post on their wall that they like the current entry in context. To test this functionality, I liked one of my entries on my blog "Test Blog Test":To add a "Like" button...
Create a Social Media Widget
Follow these instructions if you'd like to add a Social Media widget to your blog's sidebar: In UThink, with your blog selected, go to Design > Widgets Under Widget Templates, click "Create widget template" Give the widget a name. I...
Ways to Fight Spam
Some blogs get spam comments, and others get 30,000 spam comments in a weekend. It can be quite frustrating. Before you even make any changes to your UThink blog, you already have two plugins working hard to filter spam before...
Templates 101 : core concepts behind creating customized templates
UThink Blog Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the only resource on campus that helps students with UThink, and we do not go extensively into customizing templates. The possibilities for customization seem endless, the time it would take to help each person is...